198 – Luke Steller – What are the ingredients of life?

In this episode, I talk to Luke Steller, who is a PhD candidate at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at the University of New South Wales.

I spoke to Luke about:
– Luke’s background
– How he became interested in astrobiology
– Ancient life on Earth
– How understanding ancient life on Earth influences the search for life elsewhere
– Understanding how hot springs are involved in the formation of life
– Life near deep sea vents
– What do we think is required to form life?
– The variability of life
– The Miller-Urey experiment
– The origin of life versus habitability
– What might extraterrestrial life look like?

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